Exercise Bright Star-23 Enters Culmination Phase, Involves More Complex Joint Missions: Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force

New Delhi: The exercise Bright Star-23 has entered the culmination phase which will involve more complex joint missions involving assets of allc informed Indian Air Force on September 11. A 137 personnel contingent of the Indian Army had departed for Exercise Bright Star- 23 on August 29, 2023.

Indian Air Force, informing about the news on X (formerly Twitter) wrote, “Exercise #BrightStar 23 moves on to its culmination phase. The last phase follows a build up to more complex joint missions and will involve assets of all participating forces.”

Exercise Bright Star-23 began on August 31 and it ends on September 14. Exercise Bright Star-23 is a tri-services joint military exercise that is led by US CENTCOM and the Egyptian Army, according to a release by the Ministry of Defence.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defence had said in a statement that “Exercise BRIGHT STAR- 23 will provide a unique opportunity to Indian Army to share best practices and experiences with other armies besides enhancing the defence cooperation. Indian Army looks forward to an enriching professional experience from the Exercise.”

During the Camp David Accord of 1977, Exercise Bright Star-23 was conceptualised as a training exercise between the US and Egypt. The first edition of the exercise was conducted in Egypt in 1980 and it was expanded to include more nations in the year 1995.